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Friday, July 20, 2012

James H. Campbell, 82, of Coudersport, PA

James H. Campbell

James H. Campbell, 82, of Coudersport, PA, passed away in his home with his loving wife by his side on Friday, July 20, 2012, after a long illness.

Born January 8, 1930 in Coudersport, he was a son of James P. and Lula J. Thompson Campbell. On March 24, 1951 in Hebron, he married Ellamay Stearns, who survives.

He was a graduate of Coudersport High School, class of 1949. After graduation, he was employed by the former Brownhill and Kramer Hosiery Company in Coudersport. Mr. Campbell then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, having been stationed in Germany. He was then employed by Latex Construction Company being involved in the building of the Tennessee Gas Company pump station buildings. In 1954 he was employed by Tennessee Gas Company working in the engine room, continuing there for 16 years. In 1964, he and his wife, purchased the Coudersport Tastee Freeze. He also worked construction for several contractors in Coudersport until 1973. In 1973, Mr. Campbell went to work for Pine Creek Real Estate Company (which was purchased by Stevens Associates) in Coudersport, where he was the office manager. He then worked for the Department of Forestry in the maintenance department, retiring in 1995. After retirement, he drove for Adelphia Communications in Coudersport.

Mr. Campbell attended Coudersport Free Methodist Church and was a former member of the Coudersport Jaycee’s. He was a member of Potter Post 192 American Legion in Coudersport. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cruises, and traveling, having gone to Germany.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Curtis J. (Christine) Campbell of Frederick, MD; a grandson, Dennis J. Campbell; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Campbell was predeceased by three sisters, Ione L. Marvin, Thelma H. Stout, and Marge L. Goodman.

At Mr. Campbell’s request, there will be no public visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 2 pm in the Coudersport Free Methodist Church, South Main Street, Coudersport, with the Rev. Pete Tremblay, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery, Crandall Hill, Coudersport.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Christmas House, 1 Water Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Coudersport Public Library, Park Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Farewell to Jim Campbell.
If there was ever a better joketeller, I never met him. Stretch Cunningham didn't have anything on you, Jim.
You will be missed.